Four European countries suspend Moderna vaccination

Sweden, Denmark, Iceland and Finland have suspended the use of Moderna’s coronavirus vaccine to immunize young people.

Four European countries suspend Moderna vaccination

Earlier it became known that the Swedish authorities decided to temporarily stop the vaccination of people under 30 years of age with the drug Moderna due to the risk of complications. Later, a similar decision was made by Denmark, Finland and Iceland.

The Swedish authorities cited the increased risk of side effects such as myocarditis (inflammation of the heart muscle) and pericarditis (inflammation of the lining of the heart) as the reason for abandoning the Moderna vaccine. Symptoms of this condition may include fatigue, intermittent pulse, fever, chest pain and pain when breathing deeply.

According to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), cases of heart complications after vaccination were predominantly recorded among people younger than 30 years old. Most often, symptoms appeared about four days after the second dose.

The Ukrainian resource “Strana” noted that as of October 6 in Ukraine, about 1.1 million people were vaccinated with the second dose of Moderna vaccine, of which about 360 thousand are people aged 18 to 39 years.

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